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  • Downloads // Nov 2009

    TechRepublic's Geek Gift Guide 2009

    Regardless of their current economic situation, technology geeks love to give and receive electronic gadgets. And, it is not just any gadget they want, but the best electronic gizmos. TechRepublic once again brings together our unique perspective reviews of some of the best geek gifts on the market, all just...

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  • Downloads // Dec 2005

    10 common SQL Server problems and solutions

    This list outlines 10 common SQL Server problems and solutions. This handy two-page list outlines 10 familiar SQL Server problems and an assortment of solutions. From "Out of Space" errors to a database going suspect, this list is great quick reference for every SQL administrator.Here's a sample:Number 1: Users...

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  • eBooks // Aug 2015

    Executive's guide to AI and the future of IT jobs (free ebook)

    Will advances in automation technology take away your job--or will they free you from low-level work and lead you toward more challenging opportunities? This new ebook offers an overview of automation trends and their impact on today's employment landscape.

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  • eBooks // Jul 2015

    Executive's guide to the future of enterprise storage (free ebook)

    This guide from ZDNet and TechRepublic gathers insights from industry experts on the most significant storage trends, prominent providers, and emerging solutions that promise reduced cost, increased agility, and more effective data management.

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  • Downloads // Jul 2015

    Original research, IT policies, insider analysis: A free download from Tech Pro Research

    Tech Pro Research offers hundreds of tools and IT policies, ebooks and expert analysis on trending issues, in-depth research reports, and exclusive content from seasoned biz tech journalists. Here's a free sample of what we have on tap.

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  • eBooks // Jun 2015

    Executive's guide to Apple in the enterprise (free ebook)

    Apple's success in the consumer market has pushed the company's technology further into the enterprise than ever before. This new ebook from ZDNet and TechRepublic looks at the implications of the growing business reliance on Apple products.

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  • Tools & Templates // May 2015

    Sample files: Random time values, conditional formatting, and a PivotTable solution

    These files demonstrate the techniques explained in the article Office Q&A: Random time values, conditional formatting, and a PivotTable solution.

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  • eBooks // May 2015

    Executive's guide to leading innovation (free ebook)

    IT and business leaders are under increasing pressure to find ways to drive innovation and leverage new technologies. This latest guide looks at how they're meeting the challenge.

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  • eBooks // Mar 2015

    Executive's guide to IoT and big data (free ebook)

    This latest ebook from ZDNet and TechRepublic looks at the impact of the exploding digital universe, the strategic business value of IoT and big data, and the next wave of trends and developments you're likely to see.

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  • eBooks // Feb 2015

    Executive's guide to the next wave of security challenges

    The proliferation of cyberattacks and the failure of traditional tools to safeguard businesses and individuals have brought us to a new reality: It's no longer a matter of if you're attacked, but when and how. To help you stay on top of current and emerging security concerns and build effective...

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  • Downloads // Dec 2014

    Apple's first employee: The remarkable odyssey of Bill Fernandez (PDF download)

    Best known as the guy who introduced Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak, Bill Fernandez speaks out on Apple's founding magic, how love built the first Mac, and the computer of the future. Download the full feature article in magazine format as a free PDF that you can read on your...

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  • eBooks // Dec 2014

    Founder's guide to launching a startup (free ebook)

    This latest ebook from ZDNet and TechRepublic focuses on tips, strategies, and success stories aimed at helping new entrepreneurs and founders-in-the-making navigate the tricky path of launching a startup.

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  • eBooks // Nov 2014

    Executive's guide to strategic tech planning: 2015 and beyond (free ebook)

    IT and business leaders who are tasked with creating a technology roadmap must balance dynamic business priorities and economic realities against a tech landscape that changes by the minute. This free ebook looks at topics that influence this strategic planning, including emerging technologies, digital workplace trends, and IT practices and...

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  • Downloads // Oct 2014

    What the latest tech revolution means for the future of music (PDF download)

    As cloud collaboration changes expectations, the music industry is primed for disruption. A new breed of cloud tools is enhancing how artists in separate locations create beautiful music together. Download the full feature article in magazine format as a free PDF that you can read on your tablet, laptop, or...

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  • Downloads // Oct 2014

    Shenzhen's ascent from Chinese fishing village to the world's gadget factory (PDF download)

    In three decades, Shenzhen has skyrocketed from a remote coastal town to the tech manufacturing capital of the world. Steve Ranger explains how and what it means for the future of China and the world. Download the full feature article in magazine format as a free PDF you can read...

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  • eBooks // Oct 2014

    Executive's guide to the modern IT budget (free ebook)

    As organizations grapple with spending decisions for 2015, they must factor in the potential business value of new technologies, as well as some shifting priorities.

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  • White Papers // Sep 2014

    Ryan Cloud computing test

    Ryan Cloud computing test

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  • eBooks // Aug 2014

    Executive's guide to understanding the IT job market (free ebook)

    Powerful trends like cloud, mobility, and big data -- as well as disruptive innovations like 3D printing and IoT -- are reshaping the IT industry. So it's no surprise that the tech job market is changing along with it. This free guide from ZDNet and TechRepublic offers insight and advice...

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  • eBooks // Aug 2014

    Executive’s guide to the business possibilities of 3D printing (free ebook)

    3D printing may hold both promise and peril, according to industry experts. This latest guide from ZDNet and TechRepublic looks at how this evolving technology is being used, the benefits it offers, and the concerns it raises.

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  • eBooks // Jun 2014

    Executive's guide to the hybrid cloud (free ebook)

    Hybrid clouds are helping enterprises find a balance between their internal IT infrastructure and public cloud services. This guide looks at the business advantages -- and potential deal-killers -- of hybrid cloud strategies.

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  • Downloads // Apr 2014

    Stadiums race to digitize (PDF download)

    Younger fans are leaving stadiums when they can't get connected, so sports teams are finally embracing technology as a way to improve the fan experience and increase the team’s bottom line. Download the full feature article from TechRepublic's Teena Hammond in magazine format as a free PDF that you can...

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  • eBooks // Mar 2014

    Executive's guide to microservers in the data center (free ebook)

    Microservers may not have enough muscle to carry out heavy-duty data center tasks, but they’re good at handling certain lightweight workloads -- saving space and reducing energy costs in the process. This ZDNet/TechRepublic ebook looks at how microservers are being used, their benefits and limitations, and how decision makers are...

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  • Downloads // Mar 2014

    Why tech giants are finally cleaning up their act on conflict minerals (PDF download)

    The rich mineral mines of the Democratic Republic of Congo supply valuable minerals to the tech industry, but they come at a deadly cost that is finally being faced. Download the full feature article from TechRepublic's Nick Heath in magazine format as a free PDF that you can read on...

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  • Downloads // Mar 2014

    Microsoft's redemption song in Africa (download magazine version as PDF)

    Africans are taking control of their own destiny in technology, and Microsoft is no longer just giving away software but using its resources to fuel innovation fires instead. It is catalyzing grassroots tech revolutions on the world’s least connected continent. Download the full feature article from TechRepublic's Lyndsey Gilpin in...

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  • Downloads // Mar 2014

    Memes pwn the web (download the magazine version as a PDF)

    If you want to know how memes came to dominate the web, how they may evolve into '"emes," and why they may hold the secret to the future of life on earth, then you better read this. Download the feature article in magazine format as a free PDF that you...

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  • Downloads // Mar 2014

    The inside story of how Aaron Levie and his childhood friends built Box into a $2 billion business

    One of the most hotly anticipated tech IPOs of 2014 is run by four childhood classmates who grew up and built a cloud computing juggernaut during their 20s. This TechRepublic cover story from Rachel King tells how Aaron Levie and his friends created the company and grew it into one...

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  • eBooks // Mar 2014

    Executive's guide to tablets in the enterprise

    Tablets are proving their worth as a useful tool for many business users. This guide looks at the current tablet landscape, what lies ahead, and how the devices are being used to enhance productivity.

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  • eBooks // Feb 2014

    Executive's guide to the end of Windows XP support

    See how organizations are dealing with Windows XP's end-of-life deadline, the consequences of various migration (or stay-put) scenarios, and the obstacles encountered by companies moving off the OS.

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  • eBooks // Jan 2014

    Executive's guide to enterprise storage

    This guide from ZDNet and TechRepublic delves into enterprise storage strategies and the tech that's enabling companies to effectively manage the growing volume of valuable digital information.

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  • Case Studies // Dec 2013

    Conversations on the Future of Business: Unlocking Human Potential

    Four Key Insights into How Technology Influences Employee Performance Interested in understanding how innovation impacts employee/employer relationships? This interview transcript reveals Forbes Media’s strategy for increasing the value delivered by its employees and freelancers and creating a rewarding work environment. By taking advantage of advanced insights into how potential...

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  • White Papers // Dec 2013

    Modernized data Protection with Veam and HP Storage

    In this solution brief, HP and Veeam have teamed up to present an end-to-end storage and data protection solution optimized for virtual environments.A complete VM data protection recovery solution from HP and Veeam saves money by dramatically reducing the time it takes to back up and recover a VM. With...

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  • eBooks // Nov 2013

    Executive's guide to IT security and risk management

    Today's IT leaders and security professionals are facing a threat landscape that has outgrown traditional solutions. ZDNet and TechRepublic put together this ebook to help organizations understand and mitigate the latest generation of risks.

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  • White Papers // Nov 2013

    Tech Roundup: Big Data

    While Big Data as a technology may still be finding its way into the business world, it's already becoming the hottest trend for organizations looking for a competitive edge. But it will require is a better understanding of what big data is and isn't - only then an organization can...

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  • White Papers // Nov 2013

    Tech Roundup: Big Data, An Untapped Resource

    Organizations worldwide are quickly realizing the value of gathering, processing, storing and taking action on large volumes of data. However, determining the right strategy to help sort through all of this information is not as simple as many companies would like it to be. In this intelligence report, you...

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  • White Papers // Nov 2013

    Tech Roundup: How to Take Advantage of Big Data Analytics

    Imagine being able to take every piece of information created about your organization across any digital environment and being able to leverage it to be more competitive. How organizations plan and implement these initiatives will ultimately determine how successful they will be. And if your organization is looking for more...

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  • eBooks // Oct 2013

    Executive's guide to the future of IT leadership (free ebook)

    Major trends like cloud and BYOD are changing how IT supports the business – as well as who's calling the shots. This guide explores the issues surrounding the shifting role of the IT leader.

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  • eBooks // Sep 2013

    Executive's guide to Big Data strategies and best practices (free ebook)

    Organizations are investing more than ever in Big Data technologies, but many initiatives are still in the planning and piloting stages. This guide will help you harness the real business value of your approach to Big Data.

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  • eBooks // Aug 2013

    Executive's guide to infrastructure as a service (IaaS)

    Develop the right cloud strategy for your organization with the help of the advice and insights collected in this latest guide from ZDNet and TechRepublic.

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  • Research // Aug 2013

    Research: IaaS impact on data center design and staffing

    The importance of Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) is evident in the growing number of companies either already implementing, or planning to implement. Underscoring the strength of IaaS is the responses gathered in each of the last two Tech Pro Research surveys on the topic. The first, in April, detailed...

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  • eBooks // Jul 2013

    Executive's guide to virtualization in the enterprise

    This ebook from ZDNet and TechRepublic will help IT and business leaders learn about the risks, challenges, and benefits of virtualization technologies.

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  • Downloads // Dec 2005

    10 common SQL Server problems and solutions

    This list outlines 10 common SQL Server problems and solutions. This handy two-page list outlines 10 familiar SQL Server problems and an assortment of solutions. From "Out of Space" errors to a database going suspect, this list is great quick reference for every SQL administrator.Here's a sample:Number 1: Users...

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  • Downloads // Nov 2009

    TechRepublic's Geek Gift Guide 2009

    Regardless of their current economic situation, technology geeks love to give and receive electronic gadgets. And, it is not just any gadget they want, but the best electronic gizmos. TechRepublic once again brings together our unique perspective reviews of some of the best geek gifts on the market, all just...

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  • Related Offers (non-promo) // Mar 2004

    Making IT Work: Uncovering the 'Hidden' Capabilities of VoIP

    Join TechRepublic vice president Bob Artner and Michael Shisko, IT director for Hitachi Consulting, as the two discuss some of the lesser-known capabilities of Voice Over IP technology and what it can offer your business. Please note: This is an audiocast, and will require registration prior to downloading.

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  • Related Offers (non-promo) // Apr 2004

    Making IT Work: Speeding up Vulnerability Detection with Web Services

    In this Making IT Work audiocast, Bob Artner from TechRepublic and Sean McPherson from Xodiax Data Centers, discuss how web services can help speed up vulnerability detection within your organization. Please note: Registration with the site is required prior to downloading.

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  • Related Offers (non-promo) // May 2004

    How Often Should I Audit My Network?

    In this Making IT Work audio webcast, Bob Artner from TechRepublic and Wayne Haber with network security company SecureWorks, discuss some strategic and tactical issues regarding network security audits. Please Note: You will need to register on the site prior to downloading.

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  • White Papers // Apr 2004

    The Benefits and Limitations of Knowledge Management in Global Software Development

    This paper explores the role of knowledge management practices and tools in global software development by empirical investigations. These investigations look at global software development processes by taking into special account multicultural factors and rely on both quantitative methods for project selection and qualitative methods for in depth study of...

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  • Downloads // Apr 2004

    Business Continuity Planning Software Tool Box

    Business continuity planning means going beyond tape backup systems, storage systems, and hot sites by developing a comprehensive, cost-effective plan that ensures the continuity of your key business processes, delivery services, and IT services during an emergency. To help you develop such a plan, several vendors offer business continuity planning...

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  • Downloads // Nov 2005

    Define project expectations with this criteria acceptance form

    Establishing acceptance criteria at the beginning of a project helps ensure that the results are well received. This sample form will make those criteria clear from the project outset. Detailing acceptance criteria on the front end of a project will go a long way toward clarifying customer needs and...

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  • Tools & Templates // Jul 2005

    Active Directory object nomenclature checklist

    Plan a migration, reorganize your AD installation, or integrate new organizations into your existing directory by creating a nomenclature for distinguishing objects. This Excel workbook is designed as a resource for developing a standard for object nomenclature in your Active Directory installation. The workbook focuses on users, groups, computers,...

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  • Downloads // Oct 2005

    10 things you should know about the NETSH tool

    NETSH is a lesser-known command-line tool that can help you cut to the chase when you need to perform various networking tasks. These pointers will help you use it to streamline your configuration, administration, and documentation chores. Despite its power and versatility, NETSH is often passed over in favor...

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  • Downloads // Feb 2004

    Automated Laptop Checkout Tool

    The Automated Laptop Checkout Tool is a VBA-driven Excel workbook that displays an online form to simplify the recording of information about borrowed laptops. The form stores the info in a worksheet and prints a copy for the user and tech to sign.

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  • Downloads // Nov 2003

    Sample Active Directory User Database

    You can use this sample database to maintain user information in Access. Then you can import and export that information into Active Directory.

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  • Downloads // Nov 2003

    Sample Active Directory Chart

    Figuring out how to properly design an Active Directory environment can be confusing. You can use this sample Visio Active Directory Chart to use as a starting point in designing your Active Directory Forest.

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  • Downloads // Mar 2001

    Software/hardware policy

    If you're developing software/hardware guidelines for your organization, this sample policy will help you get started. It covers acceptable use, licensing issues, equipment standards, and violations.

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  • Downloads // Dec 2004

    Compare three disaster recovery solutions

    Choose the disaster recovery solution that is best for your organization. Evaluate the pros and cons of the three basic options: tape backup, high availability, and remote availability.

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  • Downloads // Feb 2006

    Quickly assess new employees' computer skills with this evaluation form

    Develop the best plan for training and supporting new employees by using this form to gauge their level of computer expertise. When a new employee walks in the door, the IT staff has gained a user to support--possibly someone who has little or no real computer experience. To avoid...

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  • Downloads // Sep 2000

    Track turnover in your organization with an employee separation checklist

    Keep track of employee turnover in your organization with a customizable checklist. Turnover is a fact of life in the corporate environment. Keeping tabs on the flow can be simplified with a tools designed for that purpose. The TechRepublic Employee Separation Checklist, available in this free download, can help...

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  • Downloads // Apr 2006

    Outline responsibilities and objectives with this SLA for internal business units

    This sample SLA is designed to help you outline service level roles and responsibilities between your IT department and your organization's business units. An SLA enables IT to get an accurate picture of user needs, to establish realistic expectations, and to allocate the proper resources to deliver the required...

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  • Tools & Templates // Nov 2002

    Disaster recovery plan template

    Putting a disaster recovery plan in place isn't cheap, though it's never as expensive as not having one when disaster strikes. But as one TechRepublic member explains, there is a cost-effective approach, and he provides a template to follow.

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  • Downloads // Jul 2005

    Strategies for turning around a troubled project

    This compact set of articles will give you an overview of how to determine whether a project needs help and how to implement the most effective rescue efforts. Handling a troubled project is a multi-tiered process. First, you must validate that the project is genuinely a disaster in the...

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  • Downloads // Nov 2002

    Office move checklist

    If you're in a large company that often encounters office relocations, you'll find this customizable office move checklist invaluable.

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  • Downloads // May 2005

    User satisfaction survey form

    User surveys offer an excellent way to determine the level of satisfaction among employees who rely on IT support services. But to get accurate and useful results, it's important to develop a clear and simple assessment form. This revamped version of our sample survey offers a mix of easily answered...

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  • Downloads // Oct 2005

    Target the best security vendors with this list of products and services

    This list of major security vendors and product descriptions will help you get started on your search for the security solution your organization needs. The offerings range from basic virus protection to companies who will manage it all. The need for secure systems to support e-commerce and other business-critical...

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  • Downloads // Dec 2002

    Cost savings template

    CIOs and IT managers can clearly identify cost savings opportunities within their organizations by using this easy-to-follow and customizable template.

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  • Downloads // Feb 2003

    A firewall checklist

    Use this checklist to make sure that firewall needs and security policy requirements cover all the vital aspects of a multilayer security approach.

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  • Tools & Templates // May 2002

    A CIO resume template

    If you're dusting off that resume to revamp for a new career goal or just to get it up to date, this new CIO resume template will help guide you on what should be included and how best to present your expertise and skills to potential employers.

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  • Downloads // Sep 2002

    IT chart of accounts

    Tech leaders are familiar with the common cost categories such as salary, benefits, rent, and travel, but they may be unaware of all the available cost categories. Download this sample to help define and document your organization's chart of accounts.

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  • Downloads // Jan 2006

    Troubleshoot 10 common Exchange problems with these expert answers

    This list outlines 10 common Exchange problems and solutions. This handy two-page list outlines 10 familiar Exchange problems and an assortment of solutions. From user access errors to mail delivery problems, this list is great quick reference for every Exchange administrator.Here's a sample:Number 1: Users cannot access server. -...

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  • Downloads // Jan 2006

    10 things you can do when Windows XP won't boot

    If your computer powers up okay, but the Windows XP operating system won't boot properly, you have some troubleshooting ahead of you. Here's a look at the likely culprits and what you can do to fix the problem. When you're dealing with a Windows XP system that won't boot,...

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  • Downloads // Jul 2002

    The XCopy Tool HTML application

    This download uses VBScript and the Windows Script Host to allow you to run the XCopy command from within the Windows user interface.

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  • Downloads // Mar 2005

    12 crucial components of facilities management

    Facilities management in an IT infrastructure involves diligence and coordination of efforts across a number of elements, from climate control and backup power to earthquake safeguards. Yet many facilities managers overlook key details and processes?a surefire way to compromise the reliability and stability of a computer center. This comprehensive list...

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  • Downloads // Jan 2006

    Gather Windows system details with this VBscript

    This handy VBscript gathers information on Windows machines and writes the information to a CSV file. Use the handy VBscript to gather a variety of system information on and Windows machines in your domain. When run, this script gathers a computer machine name, number of processors, total RAM, manufacturer,...

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  • Downloads // Jul 2003

    Fsutil Query Tool

    With a total of 58 different operations, Windows XP's Fsutil utility can be difficult to use, but our Fsutil Query Tool cuts through the confusion and brings the probative capabilities of Fsutil to the Windows user interface.

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  • Downloads // Dec 2005

    Focus your DR planning by using these five levels of disaster classification

    Nearly everyone involved in disaster recovery planning has some idea of the types of disasters that could strike, but few have concrete ideas on how to apply those concepts to the plan itself. This classification system defines disaster levels and what your response should be for each one. An...

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  • Downloads // Aug 2004

    How to build a service catalog

    Use this set of templates and explanatory article to build a service catalog to document IT services and assist your customers.

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  • Downloads // Jan 2005

    Project planning template for project managers

    Documenting a project from planning through completion can mean the difference between a successful IT implementation and a failed one. With this project planning template, it's easier than ever for project managers to ensure the accuracy and completeness of their project documentation. From identifying deliverables and milestones to picking team...

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  • Downloads // Aug 2005

    Seven keys to implementing an ITIL framework

    The IT Infrastructure Library, a group of standards for service, has gained acceptance as a nonproprietary framework for IT projects. Here's a look at how you can integrate ITIL into your organization. Today's business environment demands that IT be more attentive to customer requests by delivering quality solutions and...

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  • Downloads // Jun 2005

    Export Excel comments to Word VBScript

    Excel's comment feature allows you to quickly and easily describe a cell's function or provide additional information. While printing these comments is relatively simple, getting them into a Word document can prove more difficult. You can manually copy and paste each comment, but this is tedious and time-consuming.The Export Excel...

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  • Tools & Templates // Nov 2008

    Automated invoice template

    If you're looking for a convenient, no-frills way to generate invoices, this template may be just what you need. It prompts for client information, includes a table for listing charges, and calculates taxes and totals for you.For instructions on how to create your own Word invoice template (and how to...

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  • Downloads // Sep 2005

    10 things you should do to effectively implement change management

    Good change management acts like a traffic light that regulates the smooth flow of changes. Set up a well-deployed process to ensure that changes don't adversely affect your system performance. Many people mistakenly view change management as more IT red tape, failing to realize how much disruption can occur...

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